B1G teams finish among leaders in spring game attendance
Any way you draw it up, it was an impressive showing from the B1G this spring.
The B1G once again dominated the top of the spring game attendance leaders. Four of the top seven spring game attendance numbers came from B1G teams. Ohio State, of course, set a spring game record for the second straight year.
In all, six B1G teams finished in the top 25, which was the same as 2015. Last year, however, the B1G had each of the top three spring-game showings. There were actually five teams in the top eight overall.
The only B1G team that fell out of the top eight was Michigan, which held its spring game on April 1 on a Friday night.
Nebraska and Penn State both saw minor dips in attendance, while Michigan State and Ohio State had minor rises. Among the notable spring game risers was Iowa, which grew from 8,000 to 18,460.
Here’s a look at how the B1G fared among the top 25 in 2016 spring game attendances:
|1. Ohio State||100,189 (spring game attendance record)|
|6. Penn State||65,000|
|7. Michigan State||51,000|
|9. Florida State||49,913|
|12. Virginia Tech||44,700|
|15. South Carolina||32,916|
|18. Notre Dame||28,061|
|19. Texas A&M||27,412|